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Nuggets Exercise Options on Jamal Murray, Juan Hernangomez

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The Denver Nuggets have officially exercised their 2019-2020 team options on Jamal Murray and Juan Hernangomes, per an official team announcement on Tuesday.

Earlier today, Denver exercised the option for Malik Beasley.

With all the moves, Denver will add $10.5 million in guaranteed money to their cap next year, including $4,444,746 for Murray, $3,321,030 for Hernangomez, and $2,731,714 for Beasley, and all three players will be extension eligible on July 1st, 2019.

 

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Nuggets’ Paul Millsap Praises Nikola Jokic’s Development

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Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic continues to impress with his play and his continuing development, and it has not been lost on the league and his teammates.

Nuggets veteran forward Paul Millsap has seen the improvement in Jokic’s game, notably when the game is winding down to it’s final minutes.

“He’s a completely different player than he was last year especially in the fourth quarter with two minutes to go,” Millsap said of Jokic, according to Christian Clark of BSN Denver.

“He wants the ball. He wants to make the play.”

Jokic is again showing improvement this season, averaging 20.7 points (career high), 10.7 (ties career high) rebounds, and 7.7 assists (career high) per game for Denver.

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Nuggets’ Mike Malone Comments on Paul Millsap’s Play

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The recent play of Denver Nuggets veteran forward Paul Millsap has certainly caught the attention of head coach Mike Malone.

Millsap, 34, has been putting up some solid point production over the past few games, all wins for the Nuggets.

“Paul found the fountain of youth or something,” Malone said of Millsap, according to Brendan Vogt of SB Nation. “I don’t know if he’s 100 percent but he looks really good out there and he looks comfortable.”

The Nuggets have quietly put together one of the more impressive seasons of the year, and sit among the Western Conference elites.

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Nuggets’ Gary Harris Could Be Out Through All-Star Break

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Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris is currently dealing with an adductor injury and is ruled out for Monday’s game against the Miami Heat, but could potential be out for much longer.

According to the Denver Post’s Sean Keeler, Harris may be held out even longer with head coach Mike Malone saying he may be out until after the All-Star break.

“Knowing that no one has said, ‘He’s out until after the all-star break,’ but I mean — in my mind, I’m thinking that it’s probably the most prudent decision to make,” Malone said.

“You (think), ‘Hey, let’s rush him back for Miami,’ and then …”

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